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$339K in Midtown buys these views at Piedmont Park’s cusp

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Two-bedroom Beltline property invites Atlantans to ditch their cars—and need for excess space

Views from a Midtown Atlanta condo for sale for $339,000.
The eighth floor’s western views.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Since it finished construction in the late 1980s, the Virginia Hill condo building has been a high-rise anomaly in a sea of houses and leafy streets, with Piedmont Park at the doorstep and once-seedy Midtown just beyond that.

Perched on the eighth story (three floors from the top), a recently listed condo here is itself an anomaly, in that it offers a chance to own in the lowish $300Ks on both the Beltline and Atlanta’s crown-jewel greenspace.

With western views touted as “the best in the city,” this two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad boasts sunset views over the park from most rooms. It comes with an assigned parking slot, but with the Beltline-connected location (and strong 89 WalkScore), the listing also argues there’s “NO need for a car!” here. And a range of restaurants, grocery shopping, even a movie theater is indeed right out the front door.

Another perk, if listings are accurate, is the HOA fees of $290—annually.

The catch, of course, is sheer space, which by Atlanta standards is tight: 800 square feet. (Although migrants from the many 500-square-foot rentals popping up in Midtown might find this much room cavernous.) And beyond the statement-making kitchen, the property is fairly no-frills for $423 per square foot.

It sold for $236,000 in early 2015, which illustrates where the intown condo market has gone.